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State Library of South Australia

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Address: North Terrace and Kintore Avenue, Adelaide, South Australia 5001, Australia
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+61 8 8207 7250
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On a very hot day we were looking for an interesting cool place within walking distance of our hotel in Hindley St and chose the library. we were greeted and invited to join a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

On a very hot day we were looking for an interesting cool place within walking distance of our hotel in Hindley St and chose the library. we were greeted and invited to join a free tour. A very interesting and information 45 minuted by a knowledgeble and pleasant guide. The various rooms, some of which are nomally closed, were beautiful... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The old library library/reading room is a must see and a bonus is you can even get a coffee during the week.

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Thank Ian M
Sydney
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very well stocked library, many books and documents to search for those people interested in Geneaology

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Thank Nigel S
Blacktown, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A working library with a great Victorian era bequest - the Mortlock Wing. Beautiful old Victorian building with great history of Adelaide from the colonial to early 20th century. Then there's the 2 stories of books. A must see building.

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here on a hot 42 degree day and it was a welcome relief. There was an exhibition of Toys from yesteryear which included a table of small toys and games we used to play more than 50 years ago. My 2 year old granddaughter was quite amused. This building is a combination of new and old (make sure to... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Right in the heart of Adelaide is the State Library with an amazing hub as you enter the building. Here there are lounge chairs and desks for quiet reading and study. The wi fi is free and excellent and there are chilled water fountains next to the toilets. The adjacent cafe is also affordable and pleasant.

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Thank JDLOA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a good library to investigate Adelaide historical documentation and family history research.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

It looks modern on the outside, but it's not all brand new. Head in, up the stairs and turn left and head into something out of Harry Potter.

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Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

The new extention is really well done, a nice complement to the old building, all of which is still beautiful and functional, the exhibition I visited while here was a press photo awards exhibit and was wonderful and at times harrowing, the Mortlock reading room is perfectly maintained but I suspect if you were trying to work in there the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

Clean and great infrastructure. Great books and nice place to chill with your laptop. Free wifi. A must go.

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